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Today's Sports

  • NBA locks out players

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — No free agency now, maybe no games later.

    The NBA lockout claimed a quick casualty in Day 1, when the free agency period did not open as usual on July 1.

    Games eventually could be lost, too, if owners and players can’t make progress whenever they start talking again.

    “It’s going to get ugly. I’ve already been on the record saying I don’t think they’re going to play at all next season,” Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Charles Barkley said Friday.

  • Hackers win Taos tourney

    Bouncing back from a rare defeat, the Benavidez Construction Hackers got quick revenge against the Santa Fe Paramount team in the championship games of the 12th Annual Budweiser Tournament held June 25-26 in Taos.

    The tournament was a USSSA Class D-sanctioned event that featured 16 men’s slow-pitch softball teams in a double-elimination bracket.

  • Cowgirls host hoops camp

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball team is inviting local prep basketball players to attend the Cowgirl Skills Academy.

    This advanced instructional camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7-9 at the Wilson Complex. Cost is $100, which includes a camp T-shirt and lunch. The NMHU athletics Web site includes a link to the registration form for the Cowgirl Skills Academy.

    NMHU head coach Tiffany Darling, who recently led a team camp for high school girls’ squads, said the upcoming clinic will help players in various ways.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 4,...

    MONDAY
    No local sporting events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Louisville Chuggers vs. Vegas Boys, 6:30 p.m., Yo Momma vs. Blaze, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Young Bucks, 6:30 p.m., Good Doodz vs. Buzzards, 7:30 p.m., city complex

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas is holding a family golf camp for the community during the month of July. The camp is designed for parents and their children to get out on the range and enjoy the game of golf. Sessions will cover fundamentals, use of irons and drivers, putting, chipping and full swing.

    Sessions are scheduled for July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27. Each session will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Camp cost is $65 for two; $15 each additional person. Children are not required to have their own clubs to participate.

  • Fiesta run Sunday

    Few athletic events can bring so many diverse age groups, backgrounds and personalities together like the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    The event, which begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, is the most health- and fitness-oriented of activities on the full lineup of fiesta happenings, and it’s become one of the most popular in terms of participants and spectators.

    While many of the several hundred runners and walkers are from the Las Vegas area, the event also manages to lure entrants from remote locations, New York to California.

  • Aragon representing LV in Puerto...

    Playing alongside many of the top college-bound baseball players from across the country, Las Vegas’ own Nicholas Aragon has made himself right at home in Puerto Rico.

    Aragon is playing as a member of the USA Coast to Coast team to which he was selected this past year. It’s been a busy schedule — two games per night throughout the week — loaded with playing experiences.

    On Sunday, for example, the USA Coast to Coast team played two games against the Caguas, Puerto Rico, Reds, falling 4-3 and 10-3.  

  • Commentary: ‘The Rock’ homegrown...

    Editor’s note: This is the eighth of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    By Henry Sanchez
    Luna Community College

    Gene Torres is the greatest golfer Las Vegas has ever known. Torres was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1937.

  • Grand slam makes history

    Hannah Lopez made history — with her eyes closed.

    On June 15, Lopez, 13, became the first Las Vegas Little League girls’ softball player — at least in recent history — to hit an over-the-fence home run at Keyes Park.

    Lopez was playing for the Psychlones against the league-leading Lady Devils at the time. With the bases loaded in front of her, she drove the ball over not one fence, but two, in left center field, and it took a hop toward Mills Avenue.

  • Go Fish - July 1, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, June 28

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.83 cfs. Fishing is slow using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.